Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Arvada council considers e-cigarette ban

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released data from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey reporting that high school and middle school use of electronic smoking devices (ESDs) tripled from 2013-2014. For the first time since tracking began, the current use of ESDs has surpassed the current use of any other type of tobacco product, including traditional cigarettes.
The growing use of ESDs to conceal marijuana and other drug use is adding to the concern for parents, employers and community members. The marijuana industry touts vaporizers’ ability to conceal marijuana use by not emitting an odor. “Get high discretely, anywhere” and “Free vape pen with purchase of hash oil” are just some examples of the promotional sound bites for marijuana ESDs.

Arvada could become the latest city to prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in certain public places where smoking is also prohibited. The Arvada City Council is scheduled to vote May 4, 2015, on a proposed ordinance that would add electronic smoking devices to their current smoke-free ordinance. If council supports the proposed ordinance, Arvada would join the neighboring Cities of Edgewater, Lakewood and Golden in strengthening smoke-free protections.

The Arvada City Council public hearing and vote on the issue is scheduled for May 4, 2015, at 6:30pm at Arvada City Hall: 8101 Ralston Rd; Arvada, CO 80004. To learn more, go to the Arvada City Council website.

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